Seizure Alert Dog
Seizure-alert and -response dogs are a special type of
assistance dog that are specifically trained to help someone who has
epilepsy or is
otherwise prone to
These dogs are trained to do various tasks- anywhere from pulling objects
away from the person and providing emotional and physical support during a
seizure, to in special cases, alerting their charge of an impending episode.
Because of the differing needs of the people who own these special animals, each
dog is trained specifically for the person in need. Dogs that may become and are
seizure-dogs must be absolutely perfect for the job, and must be able to stay in
control in all situations. Because of the difficulty in training, only a few
organizations train these dogs, although the number is rising.
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